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2nd, 2010. or 90210. the brand new update from the national hurricane center coming up right now. >> shepard: i'm shepard smith. "the o'reilly factor" starts in just a moment. but, first, we have just gotten brand new details from the national hurricane center. new advisories and new warnings. the storm is now churning along the eastern seaboard. the federal emergency management agency or fema saying conditions will deteriorate badly. the new coordinants, we now know that the storm has been downgraded to a category 2 hurricane. this is new right now. maximum sustained winds were 115 miles per hour, which is a minimum category 3. enough to they are at 110 miles per hour, which is a high end of the category 2 scale. still a dangerous storm. and we have team fox coverage. steve harrigan in virginia beach. jonathan serrie in kill devil hills, north carolina. first to the chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the fox
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extreme weather center. rick, have you been saying it's going to lessen in intensity and it has. >> yeah. take that right-hand turn which is also good news. all of our graphics located because this information comes out and take as second to get that going. this is a look at earl here. one other thing come out in the advisory to me is a little more interesting is calling the movement at 10 degrees instead of dew north. earlier 355 we were saying and dew north. slight easterly jog and that's what you want to see in the direction of this. so we still have a hurricane advisory going on. we have our warnings in effect in the north carolina, virginia border down towards bogue inlet. we will see likely hurricane wind gusts going through here and also winds coming out of the north. that is going to cause for overwash of those roads and this outer bank area. but, from the sound side, not necessarily from the coast side. so that's possibly one thing we are going to be dealing with and
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then around 24 hours from now, shepard, we watch this move in across areas of cape cod and islands nantucket potentially taking a very close blow from this storm. take a look at this though category 2 storm. great news, shepard, to see that weakening and there you go by tomorrow we start to see this move over cape cod and the islands. 24 more hours, shepard. >> shepard: the factor twins moment teary. first most potentially dangerous stop on journey is north carolina's outer banks. let's go to jonathan serrie live in kill devil hills, north carolina. where the hurricane is bringing wind and rain. hello, jonathan. >> that's right. it's already bringing some heavy winds. we're experiencing those gusts occasionally right here. as far as rain, we're getting some light sprinkles every now and then, but not the huge scawls that you often experience in add quans of the hurricane. forecasters believe that the worst of the winds will happen overnight and that creates much of a mystery for people on these
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island communities, particularly if the winds get bad enough to knock out power. people might not get a full extent of any damage that this storm may potentially cause until sunrise when they go out and inspect what's going on, shep. >> shepard: jonathan serrie live for us. jonathan, thanks. a little bit of north of there along virginia's coast, many beaches are now closed and amtrak has cancelled trains from richmond to washington, d.c. to newport news near the state's coast. let's get to steve harrigan live near virginia beach, virginia tonight. steve, how are conditions there. >> shepard, we're starting to feel the first gusts here in virginia beach. no rain yet. the gusts still not strong enough to drive people inside. still a lot of families walking on the beach. some with small children. really a sense of curiosity here so far. they don't think it's going to pound virginia despite the state of emergency. a lot of people coming out to look at the waves. people on their balconies all along this tourist area looking out wondering how strong this storm is going to get. right now they are expecting the eye to stay 100 miles offshore.
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they are prepared up to 55 mile-per-hour winds and flooding as well. and some real concern here over a big tourist weekend. several major events scheduled here in virginia beach. a big music concert as well as a marathon. a lot of people, tens of thousands, traveling in. those travelers could be way laid by the storm. shepard? >> steve harrigan live at virginia beach. steve, thank you. the update as of 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central time. maximum sustained winds now 110 miles per hour. gusts up to 140. hurricane earl now a category 2. it's moving north at 18 miles per hour. the center located 185 miles south of cape hatteras. it's on the move, expected to go toward the north. again, maximum winds 110 miles per hour is expected to skirt along the outerrer banks of north carolina, somewhere after midnight before 3:00 tonight and then move up the coast and eventually move just to the east of the outer most portions of massachusetts. continuing updates throughout the night on fox news channel and a full live hour of coverage in the next hour right here on
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america's home for news, fair and balanced. i'm shepard smith in new york with the fox report team. the factor begins right now. >> laura: hi, everyone, i'm laura ingraham in tonight for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. no time for talking points memo tonight. let's get right to our top story. on the immigration watch the obama administration filed another lawsuit in arizona this time against sheriff joe arpaio tough anti-illegal immigration guy. the feds say arpaio won't turn over records related to an investigation into claims that his department discriminates against hispanics. funny, since the feds don't believe illegals should be forced to provide documents to the police to prove they are here legally as we saw in their lawsuit earlier this summer against arizona.
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joining us now from boston is susan church, an immigration attorney. susan, battle of the attorneys here with you and me. i think the country is seeing this play out. and the majority of americans are finding it quite odd that the obama administration, which wants to be considered okay, we're tough on this border issue. we're gonna make sure we enforce these borders as best we can as we move forward. they hope to amnesty of some sort. meanwhile, they target the state of arizona with their tough anti-immigration law. they target it, file a lawsuit against the state. now a lawsuit against this sheriff who, as far as i can tell, is pretty popular in the state and is trying to do the job, frankly, that the federal government won't do. >> well, you know, whether or not sheriff joe is popular in the state doesn't really matter. sheriff joe is just another, you know, bull conner from birmingham, alabama standing at the schoolhouse steps trying to deny people equal protections of
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the law. whether or not people like it. >> laura: that's a fair characterization, susan. bo connor. when did joe arpaio hold fire hoses on hispanics in arizona. that is such a lame, typical left-wing, we're desperate. we're losing the argument so tar a man's reputation. now bo conner. that is what infuriates the american public about viewpoints like yours. >> let's go through what this guy has done. >> laura: he hasn't within convicted but you are convicting him. >> you want to hear? he has done gestapo like sweeps through hispanic neighborhoods looking for minor minor traffic violatedders so can he somehow find out what people's status is and arrest people. he has been asked for 15 months to provide documents that he is legally required to hand over to the federal government. and he has refused. why? because is he above the law. he doesn't have to follow the law. is he sheriff joe. is he supposed to be enforcing the law.
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not violating the law. >> laura: i think what his office has said, susan, is that, you know, this allegation against him is really nothing more than an attempt by washington to intimidate anyone who is on the side of enforcing these laws. and your comments about the sweep are frankly not born out by any evidence in the public domain. these are circumstantial, hearsay evidence that you are floating on fox to tar this man's reputation. he has a right to pull people over who he believes with probable cause are violating the law. at that point, his argument is that, well, they check immigration status as he was allowed to do when he was allowed to do it. okay? that's what his argument is. you might disagree with that but don't quingt him -- convict him on this channel. >> did he a sweep on the day the federal judge declared it illegal. so, he -- it's illegal to target hispanics, laura. i think you know that. >> laura: certainly he does not say he -- that's what you are saying is he doing. he doesn't say he is targeting
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hispanics. let's get to the broader point. this administration has, i believe, more in common with the vunts of president calderon of mexico than he does with the majority of this country that it's fed up with their failure to seriously enforce these borders. send the adequate help down to the border with national guard and so forth that is needed. people are fed up. and these lawsuits against arizona are absolutely infuriating to the majority of americans say, look, they are trying to do the job that the feds won't do. >> it's funny you say that about the border because the numbers just came out today that between -- between 2005 and 2007, the -- and today, the number of border crossings has gone down by 15%. illegal border crossings. >> laura: why is that? economy might be part of it? >> right. so here fox news is cob standpointly starting off as immigration as the number one threat to america when in reality in the last 10 years illegal immigration has gone
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down 66%. it's just not a threat to our every day life that you at fox news really want the american public to believe. >> laura: threat the every day life is an economy that destroys hope in the united states. that's a threat to every day life. i appreciate it, susan. thanks. could a g.o.p. titled wave in november swamp the obama pelosi machine in washington. we're going to talk to the eerily accurate political guru larry sabato. is he going to make predictions. some republican candidates are calling president obama a socialist who is way out of touch with the folks. will these claims stick and will they hurt democrats in the fall two legal analyst also be here. right back with those reports. [ male announcer ] how do you know when something's good? when something's safe? you talk to these guys. they go through every car and truck we make with a big fat red pencil. because they know a family's going to be inside. a teenager.
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[ sheep bleats ] it's hard to beat double miles. whoa -- he's on the list. but we're with him. [ male announcer introducing the venture card from capital one with double miles on everyurchase every day. go to [ indistinct shouting ] what's in your wallet? >> laura: in the impact segment tonight big political storm bureauing in d.c. could wipe out democrats in november. larry sabato is predicting that democrats could lose 47 seats and control of the house and at least 8 seats in the senate plus 8 governorships. obviously not good news if you have a d next to your name. dr. sabato joins us moo from my old haunt charlesville, virginia. joe trippi, fox news analyst and former campaign manager for howard dean. okay. i'm going to go to the professor first because i feel like i'm back in class and i need to learn something here. professor sabato, it just seems
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like it wasn't that long ago, right? that michael steele, ahead of the rnc, i mean this idea that we're going to win the house. i don't see that happening. boy, what a difference several months make. >> absolutely. look. the summer has been a disaster area for democrats. remember, they declared this recovery summer. and they believed it because i think many of their economic analysts in the administration told them that the economy really would begin to turn around visibly, that people would understand it, sense it, and that it would show up in november. well, here we are at labor day and it's obvious that the economy is in the doldrums. even if you have an uptick between now and november, i don't think people are going to believe it. >> >> laura: we're going to get into specific races in a minute. but, joe, let's say you are analyzing team obama right now. they just rolled out that recovery summer, obviously a huge disaster. we need a recovery from the recovery summer at this point. what do you tell them to do now? have you got the home stretch here. what do you do.
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>> i think stay out of it. help raise money. democrats who localize the their races have a shot at pulling their races out. the more the races become nationalized as they have within. particularly with the recovery summer not materializing, big mistake. that's how you are going to see the predictions that larry is making actually happen. he has been pretty right on for the last two cycles. have you got to take what he is saying. >> laura: too much agreement here. now, professor, let's talk about what happens in places like west virginia. i mean,way, who thought west virginia would be in play? obviously the death of robert byrd, now this matchup, democrat vs. john raese, a republican. could this state actually be going red, red, red now? >> well, look, it's strongly anti-obama. every survey has shown that really since the 2008 campaign. they voted substantially for john mccain just as they had for george w. bush in both 2000 and 2004. so, the anti-obama sentiment is what is driving that senate race
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in west virginia. now, we still have it leaning democratic. but leaning. earlier when the senator byrd died, and i realized that the governor, governor manchin would run i listed that as likely. some had it safe. that tells you the change that's taking place very quickly. >> this also gets to the point of localizing. the more governor manchin localizes between he and the republicans -- it's about obama. >> laura: how about unemployment. >> it's a national thing it's about obama and health care nationally and it's a big problem. manchin is popular. if he can make this local, he can win the seat. >> laura: momentum on the national issues, joe. i agree on politics loco, that's right. politics heavy inauguration of the president biggest legislative achievement is wildly unpopular health care we form. the democrats are being told not to run on health care reform. >> as democrats try to run
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locally, boehner does the smart thing, it was a gimmick but it was smart. fire geithner. fire summers. call on everybody to do that. that's nationalizing the race. now members of the coming and democratic side are sitting in their districts being asked about that brilliant ploy. it was a ploy. if you are a democrat, ignore that get local. if it's a personality, democrat against republican, a lot of these districts the democrat wins. >> laura: let's move on to california, professor sabato. republicans for years now said oh my god we are in electoral hole with california. we need to turn that around in order to have a real shot at a governing majority again in the presidency. now you have this debate last night between carlie fiorina and barbara boxer. some republicans believe she is not republican enough. and striking distance in boxer who is a good campaigner. how do you see that playing out? >> that race tells you, along with some other races everything you need to know. republicans are still in a big hole in careful. you know that. it's a 14, 15, 16 point democrat
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-- democratic state. not this year. the g.o.p. wave is such that the senate race is a toss-up. the governorship is a toss-up. and, remember, you have got a no, nominal republican, arnold schwarzenegger who is around 20% pop later. that race should have been over for the democrats a long time ago, but it's not. now, they may win the governorship and the senate seat in california, but this is going to be relatively close and that suggests what's happening across the country. >> right. and boxer is a tough campaigner. if she doesn't pull that out i think we are looking at possibly the senate. i mean, that's a sign that the senate is gonna flip to not just the problem we have in the house. >> laura: after six years of arnold schwarzenegger, how do the democrats come up with 70s we tread jerry brown in california? the world has gone mad. you guys come up with jerry brown. >> i worked for jerry brown. half full disclosure there. meg whitman spent $120 million.
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she is still in. we're ahead by a few points. >> laura: a lot of people spent a lot of money. american people are bleeding the money now. jerry brown? >> no, no. they. somebody -- i think they want somebody with experience. >> laura: will withers g.o.p. criticism about president obama hurt the democrats in november or back fire on the grand old party. two liberal an analysts on that. sarah palin heading to a big g.o.p. fund raisener iowa. let the 2012 speculation begin. right back with those reports. i was driving in northern california. my son was asleep
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>> laura: in the unresolved problem segment tonight, are the mid terminologies shaping up to be a bare knuckled brawl, with the g.o.p. delivering political cross cuts against the president? well, alaska republican joe
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miller once down 30 points in the polls defeated the g.o.p. incumbent lisa murkowski in the state senatorial primary this week after vanquishing senator murkowski mr. miller took aim squarely at the president. >> if you had to in a sentence or two describe barack obama, how would you do that? >> bad for america. >> that's one sentence. you don't get that often out of a politician. on what do you base that? >> i mean, he is one of the major forces moving this country towards socialism. he is expanding the entitlement state. it is the wrong direction for america. >> laura: question, is this the right way for the right to beat the democrats in november? joining us now from los angeles is fox news contributor leslie marshall and from new york cathy areu, publisher of kathleen that magazine. ladies, great to sigh. let's get into this -- first of all, we're going to tackle the republican's rhetoric towards president obama. obviously joe miller is new to politics. somebody i had on my radio show back in june and july. people are like what are you
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talking about? joe miller, he has no money and he is down, i think at that point 27 points in the polls. i saw something in him that i thought was different. west point graduate. ph.d. from yale. you know, guy who is pretty straightforward, common sense kind of guy. what's your take on what he said on the other network last night? >> well, i think he is completely radical to say that obama is bad for america is just so silly, it's so radical all the way to the right. i don't think people are responding well to politicians who are so to the right. i think it was more of an anti-murkowski vote than maybe a pro-miller vote. i don't think people are going to respond well when they find out that is he actually bad for america. i mean, he is anti-funding for public education. he is anti-social security. is he anti- >> laura: how did he win he? won just because people don't like lisa murkowski? her name is like gold in alaska. incredible name recognition and incredible money. you can talk about that murkowski, whether you like her or not, she had the name
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recognition, the family history and the money. what miller had was palin endorsement, some of news talk radio, and he was able to have some last-minute momentum in an antiestablishment mind set. but what is your take on this approach to obama, where he is, and where is he taking the country. >> well, you know, laura, i think he and the republicans need some new material. i have not seen any republican try and repeal medicare, social security, two socialist programs saying that the president or any democrat in the white house is a socialist is old, ask the rnc for money and get a new speech writer. it's not effective in my opinion because it's been said before. it's getting old for certainly not democrats listening but for the republicans. it's splitting their party as i think we will see in alaska. alaska has a lot of independence. i wants don't want to hear the right to the right within the republican party kind of talk. see that in november. >> laura: i think the polls are showing that a lot of people do
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believe that barack obama's policies have been bad for america and what he said was his policies are taking down us down the road to more, you know, socialist government. socialist approach to things. more spreading the wealth, that kind of thing. i'm not sure in that interview he called him directly a socialist. you have to offer ideas. i would agree with you there. let's move ton to sarah palin and this vanity fair piece. and can you comment on this. i see the left absolutely besides themselves about sarah palin. this article goes into whether she good tipper. whether she has, you know, she is short on patience. i mean, the details this goes into and, yet, quoting nobody on the record. only one person quoted on the record in this entire piece. what gives? >> well, i believe the writer. i really believe that did he interview these people. just because he doesn't necessarily have names he didn't go around and interview wait staff and people who didn't get tipped by sarah palin. because sarah palin wouldn't talk to him on the record he had to go and ask the housekeepers about her and how lawyer law he
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didn't have an agenda? do you think leslie we're almost out of time. do you think that this type of article would ever be written in vanity fair with this type of bare knuckles approach about michelle obama, ever? >> michelle obama is not on a ticket. >> laura: how do you know, no, no how -- she is one of the most important political figures in the united states and best known, i would say, figures in the world today. they do all sorts of profiles in vanity fair, media figures. do you ever think that take that approach to michelle obama? why is it always palin? >> it's not just palin. hillary rodham clinton has gotten killed in almost every form of print media, even on the left for crying out loud for the years. if sarah palin plans on running in 2012 things like this will happen. did you ever notice it happens with women more so than men? >> laura: it would be nice if some of these brave souls actually went on the record. what are they afraid of? sarah palin? come on.
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great to he sue guys. coming up, militant takes hostage in maryland. shot dead by the police. the media are not talking about his obsession with al gore. why? ann coulter gets invite to appear on dancing with the stars. did she accept? she will be here to tell us. stay with us. no, over there, we've just gotta keep going to the left. what's your deal with going left? (rock music) join the fun at our u.s. army celebration event. this weekend at bass pro shops. [ but aleve can last 12 hours. tylenol 8 hour lasts 8 hours. and aleve was proven to work better on pain than tylenol 8 hour. so why am i still thinking about this? how are you? good, how are you? [ male announcer ] aleve. proven better on pain.
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rick reichmuth with the latest coordinants. rick? >> changes in 8:00 advisory that are welcome. we're starting to see that easterly jog that we were expecting. now the direction at 10 degrees. that is just slightly to the east of north and that's good news. if you have got cape rat husband right there, you have rap russ right cape hatteras. it's going to pummel a lot of rain and wind throughout the sound. overwashing of some of the outer banks and problems. this is the official track continuing to pull it off towards the north-northeast. tonight we have the outer banks and cape cod. take a look what we can expect with the winds. that red is hurricane-force winds. there is cape hatteras. now you move into the days tomorrow hugs the coast like the jersey shore, parts of delaware, long island dealing with very strong winds. but by tomorrow night, around 10:00 p.m. that red is hurricane. that, right there, is nantucket. in towards cape cod. that is about a three hour period potentially of hurricane force winds before it moves out
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of there. moving very rapidly at that point, shepard. so by saturday morning, saturday afternoon we are completely done with this. another 24 to 46 hours where we have to deal with earl right here across the eastern seaboard. >> shepard: rick reichmuth in the extreme weather center. the factor continues momentarily. hurricane earl already dumping rain on sections of north carolina's coast. folks there are seeing some pretty high winds as well. jonathan serrie is there live monitoring conditions as he has all day. jonathan? >> hi, shep. well, the winds have remained pretty constant since the last time i spoke with you about half an hour ago. although just within the past couple minutes we have been noticing stronger gusts. while the radar showing the first rain bands are moving into the outer banks and moving down this iltd chain, surprise leg we have experienced only a few sprinkles throughout the day where we are here in kill devil hills. we anticipate that will change as we go further into the night, shep. >> shepard: jonathan serrie in
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kill devils hills, thanks. people on the east went of new york's long island taking precautions. montauk is especially vulnerable as it juts out into the atlantic. a very low lying area that is right on the eastern tip all the way at the end of long island. our senior correspondent lick refinery that you will is there. he has been through many a hurricane. right now this thing is not much but it's coming. >> yeah. shepard a lot of people here on the east end have seen their share of false alarms and they are keeping a close eye on weather forecasts, of course, grateful that it's not heading this way. certainly that the storm has not jogged in this direction. we saw a lot of folks on the beach today but nobody going into the water because all of the beaches are closed here out on the east end to swimming. we talked to beach goers one woman said despite they are not going to take a direct hit she is going home anyway because she is turning into a big chicken. listen. -- she told us that she is enjoying the weather today but
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not willing to ride out the storm tomorrow. shepard, they are expecting about 3 to 4 inches of rain here in montauk. they are expecting high seas to keep those beaches closed. the winds could be tropical storm force 50 to 60 miles per hour. the worst expected between noon and 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night eastern time. then this thing should move on labor day weekend should be relatively clear. >> shepard: last weekend of the year big labor day weekend the city empties out to long island to montauk, are they still expecting a crowd. >> they are and they are hopeful that people are seeing and watching the weather and realizing that in fact, this storm is not going to linger here, they don't think. that in fact, after friday night, the skies clean-up l. clear and saturday through tuesday is expected to be sunny and cooler in the 70s. and they are hoping that, again, people are watching that there are still some vacancies out here surprisingly on a big labor day weekend but, again, businesses are hoping that people will show up. >> shepard: i want to go fishing. rick eleven that you will. a great place for it montauk on
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the east end of long island. there is your update for this hour. back at the top of the hour in hannity's normal slot for a full hour of coverage of this storm where it's been and where it's expected to go. the damage that is believed to be possible. that's all ahead 9:00 eastern time. 8:00 central right here on fox news channel. i'm shepard smith in new york. the factor continues right now. >> laura: in the personal story segment tonight, an environmental militant shot dead in silver springs, maryland. 1:00 p.m. yesterday 40-year-old ecoterrorist james lee took several hostage at the discovery channel headquarters. somehow nbc news got this lunatic on the phone while he was in the building. >> no one has been shot. >> do you have a gun? >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body, ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it, i'll [bleep] explode. >> laura: he was later shot and killed by authorities after he pointed his gun at one of the
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hostage. here is something you may not know if you are getting your news from the dinosaur media. this guy was a far-left loon in and a big fan of nobel prize winning environmentalists al gore. there is more. listen to cnn's rick sanchez trying to provide context for the hostage-taking terrorist. >> he is a bit of an ache tri vista. a guy who truly believes seemingly in his heart that he needs to do all he can to save the planet. most watching this would argue he may have taken it way too far on this day by endangering the lives of people in this building as he seems to be doing right now. >> laura: oh, you think he might have gone too far? joining us now from los angeles to discuss the lesson on this media coverage is ann coulter, best-selling author and purveyor of ann now, ann, when i watched sanchez yesterday providing this background, this context, in his heart he believed these things, i thought, you know, i would
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predict a lot of things some of these cable networks but probably not something that egregious. your reaction? >> don't pick on my friend rick sanchez. is he nice to me so he is nice to a killer. >> laura: excellent. >> is he just generally nice to everyone. i mean, there are going to be nuts who are fans of all sorts of things out there that church killer down in tennessee was citing bernie goldberg's book the craigslist killer was a fan of mine. so, i don't think you can jump quickly the way liberals always do to this guy was a fan of, you know, particular political view and then he killed someone. in this case well there are two points to be made. one is overall the political violence is heavily committed by liberals. white liberals, i might add. and, secondly, in this case the environmentalists nuts, this is their end goal. not just the ones who pull out the guns. it is the elimination of humans,
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as i described in great detail in my book "godless." you had that paul earl i think his name is population mom. >> laura: population control. >> yeah, yeah. predicting the end of england within 10 years. right now the sierra club is still recommending that book. you know, they want us to have fewer children to limit the number of growth of humans. we're not supposed to eat meat and eat grass. >> laura: save the whealsz, abort the babies approach to life, right? >> right. >> laura: this guy represented that mind set. i think you are right. conservatives don't go around extrap poo laght from the criminal acts of a nut and say okay, all liberals who are engaged in helping al gore are responsible for this. we're just pointing out the selective moral outrage expressed by the left and the american media which, if this shoe were on the other foot, this would be the news that would have probably swamped hurricane earl today.
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>> right. but it is more than that. i mean, they do not like humans. they don't want their there to be as many humans. they want there to be more earth worms. we have to shut down dams and allow people to live because humans are a blight on the earth. you can't say it is a direct extension from the left, i don't know, high tax policy that they are trying to kill humans. you can say that with the environmentalists. >> laura: yeah, also and remember at the emmy awards this week where jack can a kerr can a this is what they celebrate smt fancy culture. ann, we have to talk about all this buzz out there about you and dancing with the stars. were you, in fact, asked to go on dancing with the stars? yes or no? >> yeah, it was a while ago, actually. and i must say instead of -- i like the show. it's a great show. instead of saying no
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immediately, i did consider it for 30 seconds because they pay a lot of money to be on dancing with the stars. can i see why they get great people to do it but it's not for me. >> laura: ann, i have ski with you for all times you beat me down the hill you would have been great dancing with the stars. we would have paid seeing you dancing with tom delay as long as he didn't wear the brown spandex. you would have been great. ann, great to see you as always. >> thank you. >> laura: plenty more ahead as the factor moves along this evening. aclu wants a militant cleric off the u.s. kill list. you are not going to believe this story. later nbc news is at it again, richard ingle says saddam was on the verge of maybe becoming a moderate when we invaded iraq. we hope you stay tuned to those reports.
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>> laura: in the factor follow up segment tonight, once again the aclu seems to be putting america in danger of giving aid
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and comfort to al qaeda. this week the civil rights group filed a lawsuit challenging the government's right to carry out targeted killings of american citizens who are accused terrorist overseas. as you know the obama administration has used predator drone program to go after al qaeda killers around the globe. joining us from richmond is civil rights attorney john flan merry. all right, john, you and i have been around on this issue before. now we have mr. al awlaki, an american citizen, who the president's team believes has been advising and aiding and assisting people like the fort hood attacker, bomber, assassin and the christmas day bomber it looks likes a well along with ambitions to do other things like this. now the supreme court has already ruled that the president has the authority, if an american citizen is an enemy combatant overseas if it can be treated as such. i don't know where the aclu thinks go from here. >> you trust the government put
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a finger on you and put death list in a country in which we had weapons of mass destruction and they didn't exist and we had pat tillman who was a hero and then killed by his own men. when they can't make those call hue legs i think they should be happy to fighting to keep you off the list. because all have to do is have email characters suspect. enemies list was bad. what is this? where do you shoot these people? if he shows up in london, does the american get to shoot him in the street? and the people are information. being prosecuted like northerly mall people. this guy is on a death list. >> laura: you are of the view then just so i understand where you are coming from then. you are of "the view" someone like khalid sheikh mohammed who killed thousand americans, mastermind of the attacks of 9/11, if, in fact, we had found him somewhere else that we would have to bring him to the united states and afford him due process under the law and the same with osama bin laden. don't take him out, bring him
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here? or is he special case. >> osama bin laden wasn't american stib for one thing. why are we talking about al awlaki who is the person, who is the subject of this list? how do they put people on this list? right now we're prosecuting one of the guantanamo people and what did that person do? >> laura: given the fact that eric holder actually filed briefs for the dirty bomber on his behalf, jose padilla, one would think that someone like eric holder would, and president obama, who, you know, known to be some right wing, you know, cowboys running around there that they actually have the information and congress gave them the authority when they invaded iraq to go after these people. you don't -- you don't think they are operating in good faith. >> i think they are operating from the position that power does corrupt. in the next segment, you will be talking against obama in. in this seeing. you are saying it's good that he would put people on a list and kill them like dirty harry. >> laura: you are saying they don't have any evidence against al awlaki all the intercepts that they had to go to court by
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the way. all the inner is september that they have in -- intercepts you don't trust them. >> no. i don't trust them and i don't have to trust them. we fought a revolution so we didn't have to trust them they had to prove if i am charged or you are proved with something we get to confront our accusers. we get notice of the charge. we got an opportunity to try. there is no immediate emergency. no one is walking toward a building with a bomb and blow it up and shoot them like we shot some citizen yesterday. there is nothing like that. >> laura: we have to make sure or have them actually committing an act of terrorism in the united states or the shooter yesterday actually had to shoot one of the hostage in the head before we could have acted to shoot him? >> he could have been in a war zone. that's not the case. the case is obviously not an emergency because he is sitting over in yemen and all we have to go on. >> laura: it's an emergency -- it's not an emergency unless we have america on fire again. we want to prevent that i think that's the point here. i appreciate that john. taking up the cause of the obama administration. bill o', premium
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>> laura: in the back of the book segment tonight, the dumbest things of the week is nbc news making excuses for saddam hussein? regardless of your thoughts on iraq, one thing most people agree on is getting rid of saddam was a good thing. some are wondering with nbc chief correspondent richard incorporate going doesn't miss the good old days when saddam was still around. >> if there had been no
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invasion, saddam would still be in power. he was probably getting more moderate. he was being welcomed into the -- into -- by a lot of european countries. he was being welcomed in eastern europe, in particular. he was heading in a direction of accommodation, the sanctions regime that was holding him in place was starting to fail. so, i think it would be somewhat of a basket case but it would be -- iran would be a lot more contained. >> laura: joining us now from new york is greg gutfeld host of the red eye and book "the bible of unspeakable truths." saddam was on the verge of having his own reality show. >> you have to figure out he said he would be more moderate. was he talking about alcohol intake? was he going to cut back on his booze? or was he only going to gas half as many kurds or tell his sons they could only rape women every other weekend or maybe he was becoming more environmentally friendly and use renewable car
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batteries when he electrocuted his citizens. we need to give specifics on what he meant by moderation. >> laura: i think he was clearly going green, greg. he was making inroads with iron iron -- eastern europe. what countries? poland? old czechoslovakia? what countries was he getting close to? i just don't recall that. >> he does have a point though. he said that if we didn't have the war, saddam would be more accommodating, which is true because you are more accommodating when you are not dead. it's really hard to buy somebody dinner when you are dead. so, in effect, is he actually correct by accident. >> laura: iran might not have been the problem it is today but the idea that he -- it was going to be saddam the milk toast if we didn't invade. i was desperately looking to follow that logic. you know, when nbc is involved, greg, all bets are off. all bets are off. >> can't stomach victory. have you got a war that you have won. enjoy it. >> laura: win something not fun.
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we're supposed to be america on our knees begging for mercy all the time. you don't understand that we need to apologize, greg. get used to it. >> i am. believe me. i'm married. >> laura: please do not forget for the true drama behind obama pick up my scorcher of "new york times" best seller "the obama diaries" on laura and book stores everywhere. pinheads and patriots is next starring actor michael douglas and crazy baseball brawl last night coming up.
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>> laura: finally, pinheads and patriots. michael douglas has played tough roles during his career now he's facing a daunting challenge in real life. >> i've got cancer. found out about it three weeks ago. >> i think it says a great deal to the hopeful outcome of this that you are just taking it head on for god's sakes. >> you have to. but this is the first week in the chemo and radiation. radiation continues to burn your mouth and it becomes more difficult to you can't take solids. the whole trip is not -- >> did they find it early enough for their liking? >> i sure as [ bleep ] hope so. >> laura: for keeping his spirits high they are fighting it. mr. douglas is a patriot.
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on the pinhead front. things got out of control at the game last night between the marlins and our team here the washington nationals. . >> announcer: he's charging the mound! morgan is coming after him! oh goodness! morgan at the bottom of the pile! both benches empty! morgan went after chris i think sanchez got a big piece of him. >> announcer: gabby got a good piece of him. stead stood his ground. >> laura: that picture was delivering a love tap at 90 be miles-an-hour. they get paid millions and can't show good behavior? all those players are pinheads. thanks for watching, i'm laura ingraham in for bill o'reilly.

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